And the stars just keep coming. Tammy Black has now been snagged. She’s the resident diva in Berks County. Seen recently along side Maria Damore in Reading Theater Project’s Daponte, if there’s one person who is “Berks Opera” it’s Tammy. She’s a fabulous soprano, beautiful woman, and all around great gal. I’m excited to be working with her and cannot wait to hear what she does in this project. Her official bio is:
“Noted for her “splendid dramatic voice, beautiful legato phrasing, and engaging stage presence”, soprano Tamara Black recently sang her first performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Hershey Symphony. Ms. Black made a Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and began her opera career on the stages of the Spoleto Festival USA and the Festival dei Due Mondi. She has performed roles such as Mimi in La Bohème, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, and the title roles in Massenet’s Thaïs, Puccini’s Suor Angelic, Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. Equally comfortable on the concert stage, Ms. Black has appeared in a televised performance of the Mozart Coronation Mass with the Julliard Orchestra, and has been a featured guest artist with the Reading Symphony, Pottstown Symphony, Schuylkill Valley Symphony, Albright College Concert Series and the Byndenwood Recital Series. Most recently, Ms. Black was seen in the world premiere of Da Ponte with Reading Theater Project. She also premiered the role of Nina in The Bear Prince with Yocum Institute. Upcoming performances include the role of the Fish in The Fisherman and his Wife, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro with Opera Lancaster, and Mimi in La Bohemewith Capitol Opera. Ms. Black holds degrees in Vocal Performance from Westminster Choir College and Temple University, and has served on the faculty of Columbia University, Temple University, and Albright College.”
Can’t wait to hear that beautiful legato phrasing in the middle of a traffic jam.